RS MP Masood found guilty in MBBS seat allocation scam

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New Delhi, Sept 19: The MBBS seat allocation scam has looped in top bureaucrats and politicians, out of which RS MP Rasheed Masood was found guilty in three cases, Gurdial Singh (the then Resident Commissioner Tripura) in six cases and IPS officer Amal Kumar Roy, secretary to then chief minister of Tripura in five cases.

A special CBI court found Masood guilty for wrongly allocating medical seats across the country for Tripura to undeserving candidates. He (then the minister of state in ministry of health and family welfare) has been charged with fraudulance and conspiracy for nominating students who did not even qualify the Tripura Board of Joint Entrance Examination (TBJEE). This affected the students who had qualified the entrance test in the academic session 1990-91.

Undeserved candidates were allotted seats for Tripura in medical colleges

CBI had mentioned in the chargesheet that Tripura did not have any medical college of its own. "Consequently some MBBS and BDS seats are allocated every year from central Pool by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India in various medical colleges across the country," CBI counsel V N Ojha had told the court.

He further added that despite cracking the TBJEE, meritorious candidates were left out and seats were allocated to undeserving candidates. He is further alleged to have entered into a criminal conspiracy, along with the medical aspirants.

Digging into the investigations, CBI found that one of the candidates, who was a juvenile then, was the son of the editor of a daily in Uttar Pradesh. Some of the other accused in the case were the then chief minister of Tripura-Sudhir Ranjan Majumdar and then health minister of the state, Kashi Ram Reang. However, they passed away pending trial.

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